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On Video - July 2016



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July 5

The Family Fang [2016] [R] - 3.5.5
The members of an eccentric, dysfunctional family of performance artists are estranged from each other, until reunited after an accident and the parents (Chrstopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) try to convince the children (Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman) to participate in another performance. Also with Kathryn Hahn, Marin Ireland, Harris Yulin, Eugenia Kuzmina, Jason Butler Harner and Linda Emond. Directed by Jason Bateman. [1:45]

I Saw the Light [2015] [PG-13] - 6.3.5
The story of the successful, and tragically short, singing and songwriting career of Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) who suffered from spina bifida and died at the age of 29. Also with Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt, David Krumholtz, Josh Pais, Wes Langlois, Joshua Brady, Casey Bond, Michael Rinne and Will Beinbrink. Directed by Marc Abraham. [2:03]

July 12

The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 1 [2016] [PG-13] - 2.5.4
In this second sequel in the trilogy about a future where everyone is a member of a genetically-produced faction, rebellious teens (Shailene Woodley and Theo James) lead a small group to escape the wall that surrounds Chicago. Once outside, they learn shocking truths while not knowing who to trust. Also with Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts. Directed by Robert Schwentke. [2:00]

Green Room [2016] [R] - 1.9.10
Destitute punk rockers (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole and Callum Turner) live in their van and end a lackluster tour when they receive a call for another gig. They arrive to find a dilapidated club and a corpse and are trapped backstage in the green room by the sinister club owner (Patrick Stewart). Also with Imogen Poots and Macon Blair. Directed by Jerry Saulnier. [1:34]

Miracles from Heaven [2016] [PG] - 2.3.1
A young girl living in Texas with her family is seemingly perfectly healthy and happy until she begins to get sicker and sicker and no one can figure out what is wrong with her. Then her mother takes a bold step that she hopes will turn things around and save her daughter and her family. Also with John Carroll Lynch, Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino, Courtney Fansler, Queen Latifah and Eugenio Derbez. Directed by Patricia Riggen. [1:49]

July 19

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
Superman (Henry Cavill) considers Batman (Ben Affleck) to be nothing more than a violent vigilante and Batman considers Superman's almost unlimited powers to be a threat to humanity. Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) takes advantage of their mutual antipathy and with a little kryptonite tries to get them to destroy each other. Also with Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter. Directed by Zack Snyder. [2:33]

Miles Ahead [2016] [R] - 6.6.10
A look at the tumultuous period in the late 1970s when jazz legend and musical genius Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) all but disappeared from the music world. For 5 years he suffered from physical and emotional pain and drug abuse but then returned to accolades. Also with Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keith Stanfield, Christina Karis, Austin Lyon, Nina Smilow, Joshua Jessen and Theron Brown. Directed by Don Cheadle. [1:40]

July 26

Barbershop: The Next Cut [2016] [PG-13] - 4.4.5
After more than a decade the South Side Chicago barbershop is now a unisex salon with both men (Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer) and women (Nikki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve) employees. The men and women stylists argue good naturedly, but decide to work together to stop the rising violence in their neighborhood. Also with Anthony Anderson, JB Smoove and Common. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. [1:52]

The Boss [2016] [R] - 5.5.9
A rich woman (Melissa McCarthy) rules the business world, until she is convicted for insider trading and sentenced to four months in prison. After her release, she is bankrupt, homeless and without prospects and she throws herself on the mercy of her former assistant, who's a single mom (Kristen Bell). Also with Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Annie Mumolo, Tyler Labine, Kristen Schaal, Margo Martindale and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone. [1:39]

Criminal [2016] [R] - 2.7.9
After a CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered, his memories are transplanted into another man's brain in order to extract sensitive details about a criminal plot. The difficulties begin when the man (Kevin Costner) chosen to receive the memories is a murderous psychopath on death row. Also with Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, Antje Traue, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Scott Adkins and Michael Pitt. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in foreign languages with English subtitles. [1:53]

Hardcore Henry [2016] [R] - 6.10.9
A scientist resurrects a dead man as a cybernetic super-soldier, although he has amnesia and is mute. Through his eyes we see him struggle to save his former wife (Haley Bennett) from dangerous thugs, defeat a warlord (Danila Kozlovsky) who has a bio-engineered army for world conquest and rediscover his own identity. Also with Sharlto Copley, Andrey Dementyev and Tim Roth. Directed by Ilya Naishuller. A few lines of dialogue are in Russian with English subtitles and many additional lines of Russian dialogue are not translated. [1.36]


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